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IRISH Rail has given customers an update on the train’s snack trolley – which has not worked during the pandemic. Almost all Covid restrictions will be lifted from 6am tomorrow, but face coverings are still compulsory on public transport. 1 A rail service spokesperson provided an updateCredit: Alamy Updating passengers, Irish Rail said regulations do …

The government will not oppose a Dáil motion to be debated on Thursday evening calling for the compulsory purchase of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH). However, the government has not changed its position and has no intention of buying the site. Instead, it is seeking to secure a long-term lease – …

A Welsh council is considering making St David’s Day a public holiday for its workers. Gwynedd Council Cabinet will meet on Tuesday January 18 to discuss plans to make March 1 a public holiday for council workers. The meeting comes after the UK government refused to delegate power to allow Wales to create its own …

and Detained protesters in Cuba face up to 30 years in prison as they face the island’s largest and most punitive mass trials since the early years of the revolution. Prosecutors last week tried more than 60 citizens charged with crimes, including sedition, for participating in protests against the country’s economic crisis over the summer, …

The United States believes Russia is laying the groundwork for a possible invasion of Ukraine and could stage a false flag attack in the militant-held east of the country to justify a major assault in the coming weeks. Washington issued the warning as the Ukrainian government works to restore the websites of dozens of state …

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to advance their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The October 25 military takeover upended Sudan’s plans to move to democracy after three decades of international repression and sanctions under the autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A popular …

The Irish government has been asked to oppose the European Commission’s plan to classify nuclear and natural gas power plants as green energy. EU taxonomic rules Brussels consulted with EU Member States on the move as part of the EU Taxonomy which aims to rank activities that contribute to a green transition so that private …

Updated 46 minutes ago ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS MEASURES in schools across England will not be in place “for a day longer than we need,” his education secretary pledged, as concerns were expressed over ” possible staff shortages in the sector. Nadhim Zahawi has called on principals to consider merging classes or sending groups of children home …

IRELAND’S DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS enters its most difficult period as the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. The War of Independence was interrupted by a truce in July 1921 and ended with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty five months later. The treaty established the Irish Free State (which came into being …

Scotland has detected a record 15,900 new cases of Covid, with around 80% of those believed to be the highly infectious variant of Omicron, Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs. In an emergency update to the Scottish Parliament, the Prime Minister said positive cases accounted for 29% of all tests carried out on Tuesday. The previous Scottish …